Most breast cancer is in the body five to eight years before it can be detected through current methods. Earlier detection may prevent invasive surgery, minimize treatment and dramatically increase survival chances.
The single mission of Friends for an Earlier Breast Cancer Test is the discovery of an innovative biological test to detect breast cancer earlier.
Friends is the nation’s only organization with an exclusive focus on finding an earlier biological test for breast cancer. The objective of the organization is to direct as many funds as possible, as quickly as possible, to the researchers who are searching for a biological method capable of indicating the presence of breast cancer in the body within the first year of onset.
The pink ribbon is a symbol all over the world for breast cancer awareness, however Friends chose to use an upside down pink ribbon as their symbol to represent their different perspective towards breast cancer research.
To find out more about Friends for an Earlier Breast Cancer Test and all the wonderful things they do, please visit their website at www.earlier.org